in the news this hour as the leader of north korea plays host to russia's foreign minister r.t. is the only international channel allowed to follow the delegation to kim jong un. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now this is how suddenly you get treated. cranberry juice kim jong un's residence hello i can barely remember being given such access to locations around the world i'm absolutely shocked to the developing story just happening prime minister. money on a record is a no confidence vote his rival from the socialist party. to take his place bring the latest on that plus italy's two main euro skeptic parties finally form a coalition government right up to the wire giving rise to fears of a major shift in europe political landscape.
and one of the afternoon here in moscow this friday the first of june my name is kevin owen and this is r.t. international first in this update amid continuing uncertainty over a u.s. north korea peace summit there's been on off on off maybe on again later this month pyongyang officials have been meeting american diplomats in new york meantime aside from that russia's foreign minister met with the leader of north korea in person on thursday our correspondent has been following up meeting and was granted exclusive access to one of kim jong un's residences. we were told to leave most of our belongings and all our mobile devices. out there taking the subway or. so we're here in this band just two cameramen one
photographer and myself rolling a lot of stage in. this area is completely deserted and it looks like we're in circling something that appears to be the palace. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but we are being told to fold us mad . i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where it came john whom will be greeting certainly loughborough and the reason why i think so is because just through this door i saw him john wayne sr and she was having some sort of conversation with the guards but nobody speaks english here
hello. lou hennessy far as i understand this is circular. led. i believe this is a bit of a historic moment we still don't know whether the attempt from meeting is going to happen but at least start you off for a bit is here having direct talks with the supreme leader of north korea. and kim john thune are talking behind a small we were asked to wait in this room so let's just have a walk around and take a look at what they have to offer the. dark north korean chocolate i can. tell you
that it tastes just like any other. anywhere around the world. so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at the rooms residence. i can barely remember being given such. a location is around the world we were just . at the present which is just outside the doors. of the city. and given the fact that we're inside the residence of the north korean leader kim jong un again i'm just going to say i'm absolutely shocked. and. it is really disappointing that we won't be able to find out exactly what's being said behind these stories but just a few hours before mr kim and mr lavrov met the russian foreign minister said in
making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a very delicate issue maintains that the interests of all sides must be respected. so that said it all ended with inviting russia so let's see whether the north korean leader will accept the invitation for now we're heading back to the airport in the russian foreign ministers motorcade. franco right. now we're going to southern europe next developing story there the spanish government. overwhelmingly voted to remove the country's prime minister mariano rajoy the leader of the socialist party their father no confidence motion for the first time in modern history over a corruption scandal. hundred eighty m.p.'s out of three hundred fifty voted to
oust him but even before the vote took place the thinking on the knew what was coming up in mr although he congratulated his socialist rival on becoming the new prime minister. that you look at that from what we all know the no confidence motion is likely to go through which means mr sanchez new prime minister and i would like to be the first to congratulate him it will be this tramper going to make the decision and it is up to all of us to abide by the amount of the popular sovereignty represented here this motion of no confidence was filed by the main opposition socialist party was prompted by a long running corruption scandal that swordfish was accused of taking bribes for securing government contracts the pm also faced pressure to over his handling of the long running catalonia independence referendum that really came to some crucial head there is some point in that while the results of this vote simple taney as they made pedro sanchez then the leader of the socialist party the new prime minister he's
a forty six year old economist and lawyer and was the one who followed the no confidence vote against mr roy now it's not in spain it's going through a political shake up after several italian coalition parties are finally formed a euro skeptic an anti-establishment government that is close to the wire is about to take power after months of political turmoil there don court has got more on that for us. brussels has more to fear than ever before with italy's euro skeptics back in the game poised to form a new government the e.u. may be in for some trouble handpicked by the populist five star movement and right leaning league party just separate content will fill the shoes of italy's new prime minister noda politics the fifty three year old law professor has proposed a slew of new ministers first is the new pick for the labor minister now he's vowed to tackle poverty promising a basic income for all the tally ends and then there's the interior minister whose values to deport thousands of migrants and fix the crisis and lastly we have paulo
sivana the original pick for economic minister he's made his opposition to euro zone no secret he's even written a book about europa plan b. this made the financial markets take quite a dive but dumping the euro isn't as real a threat anymore as it has been long forgotten by the coalition after polls suggested sixty to seventy percent of italians opposed immediate eurozone that's drawl the euro skeptics change their position to satisfy voters right now the main focus lies with their government of change it proposes solutions to problems they see as connected to the e.u. but it also promote promise promises to lift sanctions on russia as well as pursue normal relations between the two countries we'll have to see how far that program can progress though massive protests both in favor of the interim president and the coalition are expected soon with chaos on the horizon it's still hard to say what
lies in store for the e.u. but it definitely can't afford to lose italy. well let's go to the very heart of italy and go to rome let's bring in strategic political analysts. to rethink but this day there it was very close the why wasn't this this this vote they were worried that of a snap election that hasn't happened how is this coalition going to work out you think for italy is it going to be the brave new dollars are going to be more of a mess. well it will be quite difficult to make it work but we have to see what once they are. in government now this afternoon they will. to the constitution and then they will start working but certainly the composition shows that there are a number of transactional costs we could say within the government therefore it is quite easy that one point in time they may start correlating and this coalition may
collapse however the orientation overall of the coalition that is taking place now to govern italy is. quite clear the conservative right wing type of coalition with the strong populist components their policies. which were announced the during the electoral campaign will be enforced during the government but probably step by step so we will see some kind of sweetener we can say at the beginning and the rest will come in later on if ever. certainly not all political parties participating in the coalition have the same interest to do last five years term and it is possible that after the approval of the budget october november the government may fall apart if these people going to be able to get on with brussels even after all italy is what the third biggest economy within the eurozone
. make deals at brussels or the caribbean popular brussels are going to work. this also has to be seen now though the attempt that has been made by the president of the republic was heavily influenced by the formation of this government shows that the figures that have been chosen and picked for the key positions in the economy ministry for instance. are somehow compatible with the euro brussels. system also the position of foreign minister with mr moderate of an uneasy he's a longstanding brussels figure so he knows and he's known in brussels very well certainly the at the european affairs ministry which is a lower level ministry but anyway his voice will be heard in the government coalition here as a more critical voice all together actually i wouldn't foresee any attempt to exit
the union or the euro zone on the contrary there will be a critical approach to work from within but it will be something that the european institutions have to deal with the time that italy is silently accepting anything maybe's over paolo really really quickly only about forty seconds or so but while you're on the line we'll get thoughts on what has happened over there in spain and the lead of the socialist party petro sanchez in out was not going to me to think for the way the again spain fits into the rest of europe and the radical changes coming up. it is very possible because the long time of the minority government headed by roy has been quite difficult for most of the spaniards and the last row with the lumia has been really something that smart very deeply in the souls of the spaniards so the end of this government and the
arrival of the socialist leader may open to other kind of solutions a constitutional level within spain and maybe a more critical approach towards the austerity measures that the european union has imposed on spain paolo we can have to leave it there my friend i think it's been quite good thank you so much for but out there just will leave it there have a good lunch time thank you very much if you can political analyst on the road in the power of the world now next the u.n. humanitarian office has reported on civilian suffering in libya it says there's been an unprecedented escalation in fighting in the coastal city of in the past week alone at least five civilians have been killed two of them children it seems clashes an air raids have also cut electricity and water supplies to over one hundred thousand the head of the u.n. humanitarian office in libya described in more detail the situation there. instability is high in various places and yes there's always
a potential for escalation the situation and. very challenging we have seen an escalation of conflict over the last period but it definitely has intensified its. last few days i mean concerning humanitarian needs start in need of water food medicine medical supplies is increasing very rapidly and we also have severe concerns flood protection of civilians will find themselves caught in a conflict. the un report comes as the french president's been pushing for negotiations between the countries warring parties senior correspondent or goes to have next as more of what role from really wants to play in libya the french president missed the mark or has a certain brand he sells himself as a bit of a peacemaker his latest effort a libyan peace summit bringing together need is some of whom are war with each
other back on was proud to sit upon you for the first time these libyan leaders under this format some of whom do not mutually recognize each other's positions have met together of accepted to work together and approved a joint declaration of you this is an essential important step and which makes it what will come next possible but. you'd think in reality there were a lot of handshakes forced smiles and photo ops when it came to actually making peace they signed nothing in the agreement they had was verbal in diplomacy that means nothing war over what everyone joined in more than a dozen groups and organizations who signed the letter saying that this summit did not represent them. we call for a real dialogue focused on the aspirations of libyan society in its aspects
nevertheless pundit's macron hailed it as a breakthrough after all getting all these people together under the same roof was an achievement not so much the main act as were there in july last year at this same summit also hosted by my. requires. the courage that is yours today by being here and by agreeing to this joint declaration is historic is to take your risk despite things that could have been against despite the actions of others to work towards a process of national reconciliation and long term peace. and nothing changed but maintaining the brand takes effort macro and really try. the libyan people aspire to safety ability to live better to be able to express their sovereignty and yes about safety and stability than are
a coastal city in libya has been under siege for almost a year now and it's only gotten worse the escalation of fighting there has reached unprecedented levels once the un the libyan national army led by general have who was at summit is trying to take the city from a local warlord and islamists it's been a tough battle. on this happy occasion we say that zero hour for dearness city liberation has come. local sources report the protection force is a currently taking positions among civilian infrastructure in residential areas mostly in the center of the city and reportedly in civilian clothing since twenty second me there has been a rising civilian casualty toll as a result of indiscriminate shelling of. residential areas in general have towers
archrival handed i'll mistry was also at micron's gathering he urged for an immediate cease fire and two could jab at the general i don't recognise the chief commander named tough star he said that the very same day the four libyans pledged to work constructively in paris no surprise that the thing was signed merely an dorst question is who is going to remember this indorsement and for how long. coming up america's business partners. there slapped with a hefty trade tariffs we'll tell you about that reaction after the break. to see that more and more people even more and more political leaders understand that. you know these migratory influx is a two year old does not serve to target the about the future of the european union
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again thanks for watching r.t. so next the training course rejected an appeal from a journalist working with a russian news agency guy's name care over he was arrested on charges of treason which free speech advocates have described as politically motivated however the court rejected a request to remove him from the security cell during his hearing this is a complicated story going to go down off joining us like hey there we go take us through it suppose the basis for this case is a lot of disagreement. well kevin media scandal has lately become somewhat of a feature of ukraine and what you've seen today is of course the continuation of the case of karylle the shinseki who was jailed on the fifteenth of may he was the he's the editor in chief of ria novosti ukraine news agency and so basically here pealed his two months arrest but the court decided to basically the court rejected
his plea and self described the pressure he's being put to that is being exerted on him that he himself compared to torture and have a listen. but. it's hard to maintain a working atmosphere in this situation where i experience constant pressure including psychological and now it's just a precedent that i'm handled as if i killed kennedy. well as i've mentioned he was arrested on the fifteenth of may when ukrainian police raided the offices of his news agency and he's being accused of state treason because of his because of his professional activities and that has caused international concerns. foreign governments like for example berlin that has just said that his case is very important to. the way just looking at it from the perspective of the freedoms of the press the council of europe and the always see have said that this is
something that this is something that could impact the media freedoms in ukraine other agencies have called this an attack on journalists and demanded the immediate release of but ukrainian authorities actions that the raise concerns also because they are being motivated by the national security service the same agency that is behind a nother media scandal that has that is of another journalist. what happened a couple of days ago they said that well. a vocal critic was killed murdered in his apartment three shots in the back and hours later they revealed that it was all fake it was apparently staged they thought as they are saying someone was planning his assassination on behalf of the russian government and they needed this masquerade to well to do to catch the mastermind but a lot of journalists and experts and international organizations the ask the
question well how can the ukrainian government be now trusted if they juggle the facts like that and they are saying that of course this incident will have an impact on the case as well ok go. we managed to contact several journalists working in ukrainian media for comment on this for their safety they only agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. people don't want any problems with police or nationalists who are doing what ever they want has anybody come to our defense when they picketed our station or set the building on fire we tried talking to our colleagues but they didn't want to listen to any criticism of the government can result in something like that for example they can raid your offices and find a map of ukraine without crimea ukrainian media should have united and demonstrated to the government that it can't trust pro opposition media like that but our colleagues don't want to get involved and we can't organize
a large scale protests on our own. after months of postponing and threats of a trade war on and off donald trump a slap tariffs on steel another medium imports the a you as well as canada or mexico about to retaliate. completely unacceptable that it can't push you look at measures when it comes to. that create. this or a bullet through road or through going through the fundamental reversion if we go everybody will get over the course we look at the reaction that we've got from europe what could this mean for the european union you may aswell we've had the u.k. government responding with pure disappointment at the reaction for this decision in the e.u. . they're not happy either this could reportedly affect seven point four billion euros worth of european exports to the us and standardly there's
a little bit of outrage going on there the most affected could be the automobile industry and that would mean germany would be hit that the hardest if that's the case because they are the powerhouse of course of the of that sector the president of the european commission john claude young put the matter to the world trade organization because they are responsible for settling trade disputes and settlements of course i mentioned germany before will they have reacted to the news the german foreign minister has also slammed the decision calling it illegal he's vowing a united response saying our answer to america first can only be europe united the french president emmanuel micron has also slammed the decision it's a mistake because it addresses the international imbalance by dividing and by bringing economic and trade nationalism nationalism leads to war we've previously heard from brussels they've promised to retaliate to america's protectionist steps
with its own twenty five percent terrorists on various produce including motorcycles jean cigarettes cranberry juice and peanut butter his young again. so now we will also impose import tariffs this is basically stupid process the fact that we have to do this we have to do if we don't now impose tariffs on harley davidson motorcycles on leaving. but we can also do stupid we also have to be this stupid so the next question is of course how will trump reactive counter matches are enforced well he's already threatened to respond to any e.u. trade barriers by saying that he will put tax on calls produced by european auto makers so you can see that's a huge verbal tit for tat going on it will depend on whether they can forget forgive and indeed to live with these new measures yeah
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the politicking on larry king this week and aid to the north korean president arrived in the united states for talks aimed at salvaging the summit between kim jong un and donald trump a summit that originally from was to rid north korea of its nuclear weapons program but which has since been canceled rescheduled and now exists somewhere between maybe and probable with so little time left before the meeting in singapore can both sides come to an agreement and salvage what could be a historic summit let's talk about that with joel rubin who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in the obama administration and his current. strategy group he joins us from the lakes little skeptical until according to u.s. intelligence reports the u.s. community has concluded that north korea does not intend to give up its nuclear
weapons any time soon where we stand on the summit. well there it's great to be with you and nobody really knows where we stand with the summit queerly there ongoing preparations for the possibility of a summit but the current moment says no summit and the president seems to be very concerned that he's not going to get clear comes from a summit that he could then bring back home and say well look i have achieved tangible results and that wouldn't be a surprise the united states north korea had decades of diplomacy in fits and starts has been very difficult but the president has sort of jumped into this quickly without a real plan and we're seeing the hazards of that approach right now before our eyes the intel community has reportedly cautioned the white house that a more realistic objective would be convincing kim to want back recent progress on the country's nuclear weapons program what do you.